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Nelson, Michael P. 1966-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 2,084 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Folklore  Live sound recordings  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Speaker
Classifications: QH75, 333.78216
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael P Nelson
Moral ground : ethical action for a planet in peril by Kathleen Dean Moore( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology bringing together the testimony of over eighty theologians, religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturists, activists, and writers to present a diverse and compelling call to honor humans' moral responsibility to the planet in the face of environmental degradation and global climate change"--Provided by publisher
The great new wilderness debate : an expansive collection of writings defining wilderness, from John Muir to Gary Snyder( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expansive collection of writings defining wilderness, from John Muir to Gary Snyder "The Great New Wilderness Debate" is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of "wilderness" reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use". J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment
The wilderness debate rages on : continuing the great new wilderness debate( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten years ago, The Great New Wilderness Debate began a cross-disciplinary conversation about the varied constructions of 'wilderness' and the controversies that surround them. 'The Wilderness Debate Rages On' will reinvigorate that conversation and usher in a second decade of debate. Like its predecessor, the book gathers both critiques and defenses of the idea of wilderness from a wide variety of perspectives and voices. The Wilderness Debate Rages On includes the best explorations of the concept of the concept of wilderness from the past decade, underappreciated essays from the early twentieth century that offer an alternative vision of the concept and importance of wilderness, and writings meant to clarify or help us rethink the concept of wilderness. Narrative writers such as Wendell Berry, Scott Russell Sanders, Marilynne Robinson, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Lynn Maria Laitala are also given a voice in order to show how the wilderness debate is expanding outside the academy. The writers represented in the anthology include ecologists, environmental philosophers, conservation biologists, cultural geographers, and environmental activists. The book begins with little-known papers by early twentieth-century ecologists advocating the preservation of natural areas for scientific study, not, as did Thoreau, Muir, and the early Leopold, for purposes of outdoor recreation. The editors argue that had these writers influenced the eventual development of federal wilderness policy, our national wilderness system would better serve contemporary conservation priorities for representative ecosystems and biodiversity." -- Publisher's website
American Indian environmental ethics : an Ojibwa case study by J. Baird Callicott( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For courses in anthropology, cultural geography, environmental philosophy and ethics. Brief text focusing on environmental attitudes and practices of American Indians using the Ojibwa narrative, myths, legends, stories and rituals. Introductory essay offers theory of environmental ethics, an overview of the field of environmental ethics, and places the Ojibwa within this contemporary debate."--Publisher
The great wilderness debate( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The application of complex systems theory to leadership in a modern organization by Michael P Nelson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The great new wilderness debate( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] addresses pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. [It] reveals recent controversies that surround those conceptions - and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use". [The book] also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.-Back cover
Confronting wilderness : human interactions with nature( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Michigan State University faculty panel discusses "Confronting Wilderness: Human Interactions with Nature". Panelists look at the concept of wilderness as a conflict with nature shifting to a concept of preservation, conservation and resource and recreation management. They recognize the human need for wilderness as being at odds with a desire to spread across the land, and the norm of justifying preservation on economic terms rather than aesthetic considerations. Dr. Jackson-Elmoore convenes the session and moderates questions from the audience. Part of the series "Sharper Focus/Wider Lens" sponsored by the the following MSU departments and colleges: the Honors College, Lyman Briggs College, the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Religious Studies, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, and the Environmental Science and Policy Program
A Defense of Environmental Ethics: a reply to Janna Thompson by Michael P Nelson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moral ground teacher's guide : ethical action for a planet in peril by Kathleen Dean Moore( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over 80 visionaries-theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturists, activists, and writers-to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibilities to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. The missing premise of the argument and much-needed centerpiece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, moral guidance, and principled reasons for doing the right thing for our planet, its animals, its plants, and its people. This book encourages a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future and why it's wrong to wreck the world
 
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Moral ground : ethical action for a planet in peril
Covers
The great new wilderness debate : an expansive collection of writings defining wilderness, from John Muir to Gary SnyderThe wilderness debate rages on : continuing the great new wilderness debateAmerican Indian environmental ethics : an Ojibwa case studyThe great wilderness debate
Alternative Names
Michael P. Nelson Oregon State University professor

Languages
English (34)